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Archive: August, 2011

Cape-Atlantic rivals rally around Mainland

Sunday, August 21, 2011, 2:19 PM
Sports is a small community, especially when it comes to football in a conference such as the Cape-Atlantic League. CAL coaches and players vow to rally around the Mainland program, which was devastated Saturday when four players were killed in an accident on the Garden State Parkway. "Our heart... Read more

Football preview: Oakcrest

Saturday, August 20, 2011, 12:01 PM
Oakcrest has moved down in group and up in stature. The Falcons were one of the surprise teams of the 2010 season, going 9-3 and reaching the South Jersey Group 4 title game. It was a breakthrough for a program that had been down for years. This year, Oakcrest has been re-classified in Group 3. The... Read more

Football preview: Delsea

Friday, August 19, 2011, 8:51 AM
Delsea went 10-2 and reached the South Jersey Group 3 title game last season. That was a rebuilding year. The Crusaders aren't rebuilding any longer, although they have a loaded junior class. But this team looms as the favorite in SJ Group 3 as well as the WJFL Royal Division, and should be among... Read more

Football preview: Woodrow Wilson

Thursday, August 18, 2011, 8:54 AM
With a young team in 2009, Woodrow Wilson took its lumps. The Tigers were much better in 2010, going 6-4 overall including a 3-1 mark in the WJFL Independence Division. This season, Woodrow Wilson has a talented, senior-heavy team that looms as the favorite in the division and could be a serious... Read more

Football preview: Moorestown

Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 10:12 AM
Moorestown was a surprising 7-3 last season. The Quakers won't surprise anybody this season. "We know people are going to be coming after us," Moorestown coach Russ Horton said. "We know we have to work harder to be prepared." Moorestown might be the most explosive offensive team in South Jersey... Read more

Football preview: Shawnee

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 1:01 PM
Shawnee went 6-4 in each of the last two seasons. The Renegades made the Group 4 playoffs each year. That's pretty good. But it's not good enough, according to Shawnee coach Tim Gushue. "The tradition we have here, it's not good enough just to make the post-season," Gushue said. "These guys this... Read more

Seneca's Comer signs with Blue Jays

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 8:29 AM
Just minutes before Monday's midnight deadline, Seneca pitcher Kevin Comer agreed to contract terms with the Toronto Blue Jays. "It was wild," Comer said. "I didn't think it was going to happen. We ended up meeting in the middle. I'm excited just to get started playing ball." The 57th pick in the... Read more

Football preview: Pennsauken

Monday, August 15, 2011, 11:17 AM
Pennsauken shared the West Jersey National Division title with Shawnee last season. This season, the Indians want the crown to themselves. Pennsauken coach Clint Tabb knows his team has the skill-position players to compete with any squad in South Jersey. It's the big boys who will make the big difference... Read more

GC's Alessandrine commits to Monmouth

Saturday, August 6, 2011, 6:54 PM
Gloucester Catholic rising senior Robbie Alessandrine has committed to Monmouth University on a baseball scholarship. Alessandrine is the starting shortstop for the Brooklawn American Legion team that is competing in the winner's bracket in the Mid-Atlantic Regional in Boyertown, Pa. The Brookers... Read more
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Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English. Reach Phil at

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